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10 Baby products that adults can use too

Don’t throw away these baby products; use them yourself!

From SheKnows Australia
Babies don't stay babies forever. There comes a point when they say, "Mother, I'm 18 years old and no longer require nappies." Ha! Okay, so baby products become redundant a little earlier than that. But just because your baby no longer has use for them, doesn't mean you don’t. Here are 10 baby products you can use as well:

1. Baby shampoo

Don’t throw away these baby products; use them yourself!

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This magic stuff uses voodoo — or maybe chemistry — to prevent stinging eyes. Do you know who else has eyes? You. So when you're done shampooing your tot, you can use it to remove eye makeup. And, while you're at it, wash your pooch too (dogs also have eyes and require grooming).

2. Coconut oil

Don’t throw away these baby products; use them yourself!

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It feels soft and silky and fragrances the air with a light coconut scent. Just take it and go to the bedroom already! You can figure out what to do with it once you’re there. Alternatively, it can be used to make a delicious stir-fry.

3. Baby wipes

Don’t throw away these baby products; use them yourself!

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"Here," said the universe, "have the greatest thing ever made." Then the skies parted and a packet of baby wipes floated down. Baby wipes are gold. Aside from cleaning your baby, they can double up as a makeup remover, countertop cleaner, spot-cleaner for your clothes and saving grace in gum-on-shoe situations. They’re there for you, man. Unconditionally.

4. Baby powder

Don’t throw away these baby products; use them yourself!

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Forget your baby's butt: Baby powder is actually dry shampoo in camouflage. Sprinkle a bit on your tresses, shake it through and watch the grease disappear.

5. Nappies

Don’t throw away these baby products; use them yourself!

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Anything that can hold a night's worth of pee is worthy of your attention. Once that duty is behind them, your nappies can find a happy home in your kitchen. There they can function as heavy-duty wipes or, if you soak them in water and alcohol (just a splash), they can be frozen and turned into ice packs.

6. Baby oil

Don’t throw away these baby products; use them yourself!

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Other than coating your hands, sniffing it and crying about how tiny your baby used to be, once it’s no longer needed, baby oil can be used to moisturize your skin, to massage it or even to polish steel. You’ll have the best-smelling pots in the business.

7. Baby wipe containers and formula tins

Don’t throw away these baby products; use them yourself!

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Did somebody say makeup and makeup brushes storage solution? Just clean them out, paint or cover them with contact or material and away you go!

8. Baby bottles

Don’t throw away these baby products; use them yourself!

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Of course you could employ these to serve cocktails and drinks to your family and friends, but that may not go down so well. They were, after all, once filled with your boob juice. Instead, use baby bottles as measuring cups to ration out ingredients for cooking, baking and merry home making.

9. Sudocrem

Don’t throw away these baby products; use them yourself!

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It's not often that you'd use a butt product on your face, but do it. Zinc is the mortal enemy of blemishes and eczema, so if your kid no longer needs to have his tushie lathered in Sudocrem, use it on your face and watch your pimples quiver.

10. Lanolin-based nipple cream

Don’t throw away these baby products; use them yourself!

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Now that your nipples no longer need to be saved from the gums of doom (aka your newborn), you can use your lanolin-based nipple cream on leather shoes and handbags. The natural moisturizer will soften them. It’s actually a great way to expand shoes that seem a tad, ahem, tighter on your post-pregnancy feet.

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